After previewing it at the Summer NAMM Show, Fender is now shipping the Justin Meldal-Johnsen Road Worn Mustang Bass. Modeled exactly after the Beck bassist’s own 1966 Daphne Blue Mustang, the short-scale bass features a maple neck, a road worn finish, and a custom-spec pickup.
“As a player and producer, I feel strongly about the unique timbre, functionality and pure fun of short-scale instruments, specifically the Mustang, and more specifically my ’66 Daphne Blue, which is a pretty special one,” Meldal-Johnsen stated. “I’ve gravitated to it more and more over the years, recognizing how good of a sonic ‘fit’ it has in a modern music context. So, it was pretty cool to have that instant meeting of the minds with the Fender people and us all to go ‘yep! now’s the time!’ And here we are. The team at Fender was amazing. We left absolutely no stone unturned, and it came out great.”
Other features include an alder body, rosewood fingerboard, aged pearloid dot inlays, and a pearloid pickguard. The Fender JMJ Road Worn Mustang Bass is shipping now for $999.99.
Fender JMJ Road Worn Mustang Bass Specs:
|Finish:||Road Worn Nitrocellulose Lacquer|
|Neck Profile:||“C” Shape|
|Fret Size:||Medium Jumbo|
|Inlays:||Aged Pearloid Dot|
|Pickup:||Custom Split Single-Coil Mustang Bass|
|Tuners:||Standard Open-Gear Tuning Machines|
|Bridge:||4-Saddle Mustang Bass Strings-Through-Body|
|Case:||Deluxe Gig Bag|